Check out candidates ballot in this virtual forum that was hosted by the Clatsop County Democrats. Candidates include Mark Kujala, Nathan Pinkstaff, Liane Thompson, and Pam Wev - Clatsop County Commissioners (nonpartisan); Logan Laity, the Democratic candidate - State House District 32; and Melissa Busch, the Democratic candidate - State Senate District 16.
INCO has endorsed Pam Wev for re-election. If you'd like to display a yard sign to re-elect Pam, sign uphere.Donate or volunteer at her website.
This election is May 17. Final date to register to voteis midnight, Tuesday, April 26.
"WE NEED TO BE CLEAR-EYED"
"But we emerged anew in the great battle for freedom: a battle between democracy and autocracy, between liberty and repression, between a rules-based order and one governed by brute force.
"In this battle, we need to be clear-eyed. This battle will not be won in days or months either. We need to steel ourselves for the long fight ahead....
"A dictator bent on rebuilding an empire will never erase a people’s love for liberty. Brutality will never grind down their will to be free. Ukraine will never be a victory for Russia — for free people refuse to live in a world of hopelessness and darkness.
"We will have a different future — a brighter future rooted in democracy and principle, hope and light, of decency and dignity, of freedom and possibilities." -- President Joe Biden, March 26, 2022, Warsaw Poland. This speech came after three days of meetings in Europe with the G7, European Council, and NATO allies.
FREEDOM IN THE WORLD US - 83 Finland - 100 Jordan - 33 Uruguay - 97 Vietnam - 19 South Africa - 79
Check out how the world's nations score in terms of political rights and civil liberties at Freedom House. Its mission: "Freedom House works to defend human rights and promote democratic change, with a focus on political rights and civil liberties. We act as a catalyst for freedom through a combination of analysis, advocacy, and action. Our analysis, focused on 13 central issues, is underpinned by our international program work."
YOUR VOICE MATTERS Cheryl Conway's LTE saluting good governance was in Saturday's Astorian. Your Letter to the Editor (LTE) about issues you care about can inform and persuade voters: the economy, housing, schools, elections, tourism, city council, or ....
WRITE A LETTER TO THE EDITOR!
LTEs in the Astorian from now until November can inform voters and promote voting. Write a few sentences or more, up to 250 words. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with your name, address, and phone.
Tuesday,April 12 - INCO South County Community Group Zoom meeting, 6:30 pm - 8 pm. Please RSVP to Kathleenannmacdonald@yahoo.com thru Monday, April 11 for your Zoom link.
Saturday, April 23 - INCO Astoria-North County Community Group Zoom meeting, 11 am - noon.If you are new to this group, contact email@example.com April 22 to get the Zoom link.
INCO Warrenton Community Group Zoom meeting. TBA. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Every Friday - INCO Write to Voters (WTV), via Zoom, 3-4 pm. Informal chat while we write letters and postcards to voters. If you are new to this event, contact email@example.com get the Zoom link.
Write postcards for Jamie. Be part of a statewide effort to support Jamie McLeod-Skinner for Congress from Oregon's revamped District 5, by writing voters with her campaign postcards. To get postcards, talking points, stamps, and voter addresses, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Write To Voters - Elections and issue campaigns need you year-round. INCO encourages you to sign up to write to voters at www.postcardstovoters.org. For general Get Out the Vote letter campaigns, sign up atVote Forward. For prepped postcards, stamps, or information, contact email@example.com.
"There is no marriage as stable and enduring as that of ignorance and certitude.” — Kevin D. Williamson
--Michelle Rial, "Am I Overthinking This?" calendar